Tag Archive | Christmas

Santa Socks Are Coming To Town

I’d like to take minute with today’s post to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas from me, the Puddinette, the kids, Smoky, and these outstanding Santa socks. I hope you found your stocking, socks, and hearts all full today, and that they stay that way throughout the holidays and the rest of the […]

A Focus On What’s Important

Twas the night before Christmas and earlier, before Mass, I took a shot of the altar with my socks, like an…jerk When I showed the Puddinette today’s picture, she immediately cocked an eyebrow at me and suggested my afterlife was likely destined for a, um, warmer climate. Ok, yeah, so maybe I did take off […]

I’ll Drink His Health, For Your Socks, And The Day’s Socks, But Not For His

Daughter played the role of Cratchit today in “Bah, Humbug,” a music theater adaptation of A Christmas Carol (which may, in fact, be my favorite piece of Christmas storytelling in literary history). Her mean ole dad — that’s is, me — would never admit it, but there might have even been a little moisture in […]

Happy Christmas to all and to all a good…adaptation (or two)

Being Christmas day, the Puddinette are I, and of course all the puddinlings, are hanging out with extended family and making quite merry. Santa was very good to everyone, and there’s been quite a flurry of gifts changing hands all afternoon. A fabulous dinner is in the offing, (one of those belt-busters, if you know […]

Weekend Debate: Rudolph Car Decorations

This is by no means a new topic of complaint around here, but if you look at the picture to left, which I grabbed barely a moment ago from my desktop, you’ll see that the high temperature today is supposed to reach 54 degrees.  That’s Fahrenheit to you and me, Russ. Oh, also, the sun […]

Tunes Test Tuesday: Christmas by Michael Bublé

So, the plan was to start Tunes Test Tuesday today with an in-depth appraisal of the Tron: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk.  I totally could write that now because I’ve been listening to it for two weeks. But here’s the thing: I don’t really have time today to do it justice, and I don’t want […]

God Bless Us, Every One

It’s amazing the difference you see in putting one’s three children to bed on Christmas Eve and then 24 hours later on Christmas night.  Last night I nearly had to resort to bribery for them to calm down and go to sleep so that Santa could do his important works.  Tonight, after a full day […]